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Karivellur Vadakkumbad Ponnan Tharavadu Devasthanam Temple – Theyyam Kaliyattam Thira Festival

Karivellur Vadakkumbadu Ponnan Tharavadu Devasthanam temple is located at Vadakkumbad near Karivellur in Kasaragod district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Chamundi and Vishnumoorthi. The annual theyyam is held for a couple of days in Vrischika Masam (December).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Ponnan Tharavadu Devasthanam temple are Kurathi theyyam, Raktha Chamundi theyyam, Kundor Chamundi and Vishnumoorthi theyyam.

This is a tharavadu or old family-maintained temple. The deities are worshipped within the tharavadu, in sreekovil (square sanctums), under trees and atop square platforms which are exposed to elements. Important pujas and rituals are performed on Sankranti day in every month.